Nikita Gale was born in 1983 in Anchorage, AK. She received a BA in 2006 from Yale University and MFA in 2016 from University of California Los Angeles. Gale has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (2018); MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (both 2020); and BMW x Frieze Open Work, London, UK (2022). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Made in Woodstock VI, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY (2012); Fictions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2017); Made in LA 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2018); Wild Frictions, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany (2021); and Impossible Music, Institute of Contemporary Art Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA (2023). Gale currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Bio and website updated as of 2023.
Attentive to the ways in which artists monitor, contemplate, and intervene in societies as they change, Wild Frictions brings together works that reflect some of the anxieties, disruptions, and tensions which arose or intensified during 2020.